Assistant Coaches Announced at Hilbert

Vesneske in Softball and Spillman in Baseball
Release Date:
February 19, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333
Richard Walsh, Director of Athletics at Hilbert College, has announced the hiring of David Vesneske and Steve Spillman to the athletic department's coaching staffs effective immediately.  Vesneske completes Peter Yuhas' softball staff while Spillman is the first hire to Jonathan Musialowski's baseball staff.
“Dave brings a tremendous amount of softball knowledge to our staff. His greatest asset is his ability to teach both offensive and defensive pressure techniques that will make us a better team,” said Yuhas in his introduction of his second assistant coach.  Since 1999, Vesneske has been involved in the Hamburg Breakers Girls Fastpitch travel softball program at different levels of leadership. Prior to that, he served as the head coach for the Junior Baseball league as well as a youth soccer coach in Hamburg. To see Vesneske’s complete bio, click here.
Musialowski said “I am very excited to have Steve join our coaching staff. He’s been a strong competitor throughout his career and will be counted on to draw from those experiences when working with our guys”.  Spillman was a walk-on baseball player at Canisius College from 2003-2007. His Division I career stats list him with 67 games played and 53 starts earned. During his freshman year, he lead the team in put-outs (173) and finished second in fielding percentage (.973).  In what would be his best weekend series in 2004, Spillman's .416 batting average (3 doubles) lead the Griffs against Niagara University.  Spillman is still active in the WNY baseball community playing on the West Herr team in the Buffalo AAA-MUNY league each summer. To see Spillman’s complete bio, click here.

Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.